NC leader shot at, injured
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 18 - At least two individuals were injured when an unidentified group opened fire at them at Dhapakhel, Lalitpur, Saturday morning.
Snowfall freezes life in western hills
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 18 - Heavy snowfall has paralyzed routine life in Mugu, Mustang, Myagdi and other surrounding districts in Western Nepal. The temperature has dipped sharply to 17 degree Celsius.
Patients left in the lurch
Dr. KC's Hunger srtike
ABHA DHITAL,, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - For most patients it feels like jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. While some patients are exhausted, most of them are absolutely clueless.
Doctors threaten nationwide shutdown of public hospitals
Dr KC's hunger-strike
KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - In an extra-ordinary move that may deny basic health care to In-House and Outdoor patients across the country, Nepal Medical Association has warned the government that it will paralyze all government Hospitals if Dr. Shashi Sharma, the newly appointed Dean of the Institute of Medicine, does not step down by Friday night.
This is what new CA looks like
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - Women constitute little less than one third of the 575 members in the new Constituent Assembly indicating a decline in their share in the body compared to the last Assembly elected in 2008.
UCPN-M backtracks from local election
Demands elections to the posts of President and Vice-president
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 17 - CPN-M bribed to defeat our party's candidates
Meaningless to hold local elections prior to constitution drafting
Our party looks like a defeated army
Should join government if that ensures constitution drafting
Lead the party: Koirala to Poudel
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - Giving a new twist to the ongoing intra-party feud over power-sharing, Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala has asked senior leader Ram Chandra Poudel to be ready to take over the party leadership.
Cabinet yet to consider parliament session
SETOPATI , KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - When the first meeting of the parliament will be summoned depends on Regmi who 'outsmarted' President Yadav on the issue of summoning the first session of the Constituent Assembly.
IoM students lock Dean's Office, express solidarity with KC
KC's Hunger strike
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 16 - Agitating students at the Institute of Medicine (IoM) have locked the office of the institute Dean and other office bearers, demanding that the authorities address the demands of Dr Govinda KC who is on hunger strike over the political interferences in the institute.
Nepal lost to Scotland
Nepal lost its second game of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier against Scotland by 90 runs at Queenstown Events Centre in New Zealand on Thursday.
IOM Dean refuses to budge
Setopati, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - Taking a stern position on the ongoing disputes at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), the newly appointed Dean Dr Sashi Sharma has said he is open to negotiation but added that he will not resign under pressure from the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC.
Maghi festival in KTM
Prakash Lama, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - Decked in traditional attire, people from Tharu and Magar ethnic groups celebrate Maghi festival in Tudekhel and Khula Manch in Kathmandu on Wednesday. People from these ethnic groups relish delicacies and perform traditional dances during the festival that marks the end of winter and advent of spring.
Initiative of young student helps single mothers
ABHA DHITAL, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - If there is a will, there is a way. A student in the USA, Yangmali Sahadev Rai of Bhojpur had a passion for social service and he has already taken the initiative, albeit in a small scale, to help the needy.
Next three weeks will set tone for CA-II
Ameet Dhakal, KATHMANDU. JAN 15 - NC has a terrible track-record of managing intra-party feud, especially when it's in power. Its three past prime ministers lost power to party's internal fighting. How amicably NC manages the competing aspirations of its leaders or fails to do so will have bearing on the stability of the government and also on constitution writing.
Resident doctors, students stage protest
KC's HUNGER STRIK
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN 15 - His health condition has deteriorated. His heart beat has slowed. He is on oxygen support. But KC refuges to backtrack. "I won't care about my health or even if I die," says the doctor.
Shree Swasthani Bratakatha kicks off
KATHMANDU, JAN.15 - The Shree Swasthani Brata Katha, a very popular ritual observed by Hindus since Push Shuklapurnima (full moon day), is beginning from today. The festival ends a month after in Magh Shukla Purnima
Not all that rosy in UML
UML's coming challenges
POST BAHADUR BASNET, KATHMANDU, JAN 14 - The General convention of the Party slated for April 19 will also have its influence on the choice of parliamentary leadership as the two positions will be shared by different individuals.
NC leadership under pressure to select PP leader
SETOPATI, KATHMANDU, JAN14 - Nepali Congress (NC) leadership has come under intense internal pressure to elect the party's parliamentary leader before participating in the first session of the Constituent Assembly (CA).
Scribes stage sit-in against CIAA chief Karki, 22 arrested
KHILANATH DHAKAL, BIRATNAGAR, JAN 11 - Police on Sunday arrested 22 journalists who were chanting slogans against the chief of the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lok Man Singh Karki.
The journalists were arrested while staging a sit-in in front of...